Cromer Carnival 2015
Congratulations to Lily-Mae Dougan!
We would like to take this opportunity to say a very big THANK YOU and CONGRATULATIONS to Lily-Mae Dougen, from Cromer Academy, who won a competition at her school to design the front cover of our programme.
We love it and hope you all do too!
Cromer Carnival 2016
Carnival week is always held in August, in the week which includes the third Wednesday.
So in 2016 it will be held from Saturday 13th August to Friday 19th August, with Carnival Day being held on Wednesday 17th August.
We decided to take the video cameras to the new event, the competitions at the Skate Park. Scooters, skateboards and BMX bikes were all in action. There was a bit of confusion on timings because of the drizzle early on, but eventually things got under way. Our thanks to the two riders who kindly put one of our cameras on their helmets - no chance of your cameraman going down one of those ramps on a skateboard! Congratulations to Phi l and his son from 'Wet Dog' who organised it for Carnival, and to all those whotook part.
What a difference the day makes for the weather - and the turnout of folk at the Carnival Field. Today Cromer was heaving with people enjoying themselves, no more so than up at the Carnival Field on Runton Road. Great displays in the arena,, a great display in the sky and the sun beaming down all day. The only miss was the Yakovlev's stunt display team. Whilst we had the best of the weather, the evening forecast for their base down south was pretty grim, so whilst they might have been able to take off, they couldn't have got back home.
That said, there was plenty more to enjoy. We couldn't cover everything going on through the day, but here's a selection on video.Many thanks to all those who made costumes, built floats and generally contributed to the fun of the parade.
Well, what an awkward day for weather for the outdoor activities this Tuesday. We hope you managed to follow the Facebook page, the on-site announcements or North Norfolk Radio for information on the changes. A particular shame to miss the flying of the Wildcats - but the cloud level looked far too low all day. Thanks to all who were able to put on their displays - the Newfoundland dogs seem very unperturbed by the conditions and the Stannage International Stunt Team were able to provide a comprehensive show in the afternoon.
We were videoing in the morning. As you'll see we found a few damp souls wandering the site early on but were then able to gets lots of pictures of the children in the Marquee - no shortage of activities there. And of course Raz and Pearl were able to put on their shows - including the inevitable and always popular 'Music Man. Great fun. Here's the pictures.
It was the Monday of Carnival week today - so by tradition it's the longest running of all the Carnival events - the Waiters and Waitresses competitions. These were started in the late 1950s, the races originally being run round the church. Turnout is what wins the prize for the first part of proceedings - the judges are looking for the best dressed waiter and waitress. Then it's a change of shoes for most, to take part in the races. Here's our video record of today.
Carnival week's arrived - and is looking like a great week ahead. Events this Sunday morning began with a breakfast for the royal party and then it was off to the parish church for the Carnival service.
Classic cars were on hand to take the party from the Hotel de Paris down to the pier forecourt for the crowing ceremony. That loud man in the red coat rang his bell and Luke Walsh form the Pier Show did the honours, placing the tiara on Miss Cromer's head. Paul Eastwood ably assisted. Hundreds were watching, seated on the prom or standing on the slopes above.
Time then to head off to the Carnival field on Runton Road and officiate with judging and prize presenting for the Bonny Baby, Knobbly Knees, Glamorous Gran competitions - and then the five classes of the Children's Fancy Cress Competition. No need to tell you any more - it's all on the video below.
Events for the rest of the week on the 'Events' button on the left of this page.
Here's our first video offering of the week - a quick look round the car boot and craft stalls, and the beginning of the displays in the arena.
The selection of Miss Cromer and her attendants took place a few weeks ago; you'll be seeing plenty of them throughout the week. Congratulations to all those who entered and special congratulations to those who won places in the Cromer's Royal Family for this year.
We'll gradually be changing things as new events happen. And if you're looking for photo from Carnival 2015? Click on Andreas Yiasimi's site for a great selection of images.
You can check this site, find us on Facebook at Cromer Carnival (Official) or check the 'Events' listing on your mobile phone 'Cromer' app (iPhone and Android) as plans go ahead for 2016.